Arts & Entertainment

SXSW blends famous, no-names

AUSTIN, Texas – In the frenzy of South by Southwest, even standouts such as The Flaming Lips feel the need to stand out.Now consider that problem while surveying the 2,200 mostly unknown bands...

DATE: March 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

A bit of Eire in the Southwest? Yes.

Durango’s Irish music scene is a team effort, which is what it has taken to put on the town’s first Celtic music festival.C.J. Alderton, a member of the band Patrick Crossing and one of many...

DATE: March 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

On a roll from Colorado to France

The High Rollers are taking to the rock star lifestyle like seasoned pros.Two years ago, the Durango country-rock quartet lucked into a micro-world tour when they were invited to play in Pontivy,...

DATE: March 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Native flute will be treat for St. Mark’s recital

James J. Pellerite, professor of flute at Indiana University retired a few years ago and turned to a new world of musical exploration – and a new career – with the Native American flute. He will be...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

SoloDuo is guitar at high fidelity

When one thinks of classical music, a duo is not what usually comes to mind. And when one thinks of guitars, rarely does the instrument conjure images of classical music.SoloDuo lays to rest such...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Post’s classmate to stand in for symphony director

Arthur Post is the unquestioned leader of the San Juan Symphony. This weekend, however, Durango will be rewarded that Post has friends in high places, because the maestro will be about 1,200 miles...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Grammy Awards grab good crowd

NEW YORK – While the Grammy Awards couldn’t come close to the freakishly high ratings generated in 2012 because of Whitney Houston’s death and Adele’s smashing success, this year’s show had the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Musical education

Any fan of Hollywood can tell you that when it comes to show biz, it’s hard to find an original idea.There is something to be said for going with what works: The fifth installment in Bruce Willis’...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Singers to honor Helm at Grammys

NEW YORK – Elton John and Mumford & Sons will hit the Grammys stage to pay tribute to Levon Helm.The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that T Bone Burnett, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown and Brittany...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

CBS: Leave skimpy clothes home for Grammys

NEW YORK – CBS is asking stars not to bare too much skin at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.The network requests that “buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered” for the televised award show....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Banjo unchained

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Even the members of The Lumineers are puzzled by the success of their song “Ho Hey” and their sudden rise to fame after years on the road. The song has long legs and is not only...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

Violinist makes DHS history

The last time Durango High School placed a musician in Colorado’s All-State Orchestra, Nolan Reed wasn’t old to enough to hold the violin that has made him a rising star, let alone play it.Nolan, a...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Music

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